The Dodgeville Public Library has great new juvenile materials that were purchased with the 2017 Kiwanis Club Adopt a Book program. This year the library was able to purchase thirty five titles with the $450.17 donated funds. The Adopt a Book program was created to help the library and honor the weekly speaker. The 2017 United Fund of Iowa County donated $850.00 for the children's department. Materials purchased included: items to encourage creative scientific play and learning, twenty four print titles to support the Build a Better World summer programs and sixteen print titles to enrich the bilingual collection and programming. Materials will be on display during the month of December 2017.
Celebrate Christmas with stories and songs! Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Dodgeville Public Library. Mr and Mrs. Claus will be here along with His Group (David and Matty Olson) and Judi Ziehr! Please join us! 2017 Christmas Program Poster
Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer
Battle of the Books - Sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library
Tuesday, January 9th at 9:00am, downstairs in the City Council Chamber
What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the books is a program designed to promote a love of reading in students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, settings, and authors of the books. Students read twenty titles in preparation for local competition between Dodgeville Middle School and St. Joseph's School. The competition takes place in late November at the Dodgeville Public Library. Participating in the Battle of the Books is a great way for students to experience interesting, exciting, high quality young adult literature while having fun and being recognized for their accomplishments in reading.
Who can join Battle of the Books? Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student can join the Battle of the Books program at school. Once students have signed up, the group meets to prepare for the competition. At Dodgeville Middle School, meetings take place once a week in the Library Media Center.
What happens at a Battle of the Books meeting? During Dodgeville Middle School meetings, Ms. Spady (the DMS Librarian) leads review activities and discussions on the books read for that week. A reading schedule is given out at one of our first meetings so students know which books will be discussed each week.
Visit America's Battle of the Books web site.
The Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Reading List (.pdf format) is now available.
Chat and Chew: Book Club for Middle Schoolers. New to the middle school adventure? Right in the middle of it? Chat and Chew is open to students ages 11-15. There is always a book, snacks, and games and not always in that order. We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Dropping in is encouraged, newcomers welcome! Click here to see what we're reading for our July 3rd book discussion! The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Our November book read is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and has a slight schedule change meeting on November 29th. We are having a break in December due to the holidays. In January our read is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren on January 17, 2018. Please join us - all are welcome!
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You Should Know... Your attendance at programs sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library may be digitally recorded through photographs or video recordings. These images may be posted on our web site, in our newsletter, by local newspapers or ultimately on the World Wide Web. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify a member of the Library staff before the program.
All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.
Drop-In Storytime Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Please note for Thursday mornings in January and August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will offer activities and a project and a chance to check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer.
January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime
If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at email@example.com or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.
When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.
Outreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.
Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.
Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.
Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.
The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.
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